The Utah Industry Resource Alliance (UIRA) announced its official launch to provide Utah manufacturers with a single, expert resource to improve their bottom line. UIRA delivers industry-specific training, mentoring and coaching.

“Manufacturing is a vital part of the state’s economy,” said Stephen Reed, director of USU’s Utah Manufacturing Extension Service. “It is essential that manufacturers have access to every tool they need to succeed, grow and thrive. The Utah Industry Resource Alliance provides a unified resource for these tools.”

UIRA is a vital economic development organization, chartered to help Utah manufacturers. The alliance pools the expertise of the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Utah State University’s Manufacturing Extension Service and its Manufacturing and Outdoor Products Support Hub, iMpact Utah, Utah Manufacturers Association, World Trade Center Utah and the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative. The team collectively provides access to manufacturing specialists, application engineers and research professionals from the top organizations and universities in Utah.

UIRA programs include cybersecurity, organizational excellence, continuous improvement, sustainable practices, technology acceleration, international business development, workforce development, supplier development, and topline and bottom-line growth resources.

UIRA serves all 29 Utah counties, ensuring manufacturers throughout the state are supported. Many of its programs can be accessed online, and 29 locations are available statewide.